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Sunday, 28 June 2015

Sunday short walk to Leigh Folk Fesival

Benfleet to Leigh-on-Sea T=short.14
3.5 miles Difficulty: 1 out of 10
This short walk along the Essex shoreline coincides with Leigh Folk Festival and is getting to be a regular feature. In Leigh, you'll find free stages along the waterfront as well as artists in other venues.

Trains leave from Fenchurch Street Station. The back entrance to the station is not far from Tower Hill underground - follow the signs. This map shows other connections.
The 10:40 to Shoeburyness is suggested, arriving Benfleet at 11:22. There are 4 trains an hour - The xx:10 and xx:40 are faster.
Trains back from Leigh-on-Sea are at xx:21 xx:28 and xx:51. The LAST TRAIN is at 22:51 getting to Fenchurch St at 23:42.
Get a return to Leigh-on-Sea (not to be confused with Leigh (Kent) or Lee).

Directions: Get your directions here. And have a map as well. Most of the walk is though Hadleigh Castle Country Park. Along the way you have the option to turn left in the direction of the castle ruins  - a good place for a picnic. There are food outlets in Leigh but things can get busy. Note the railway station on your way in. This is where the walk stops and the fun starts.  It’s also where you will be leaving from.

1 comment:

Ian T said...

N=7 w=cloudy_and_sunny_then_rainy_then_sunny
An OK start but spirits were dampened after the castle by a belt of light rain that persisted for about an hour. Then Mr Sun came out again and stayed for the day. High grass pollen in the nature reserve. Highlights of the day were Wild Willy Barrett, Stick in the Wheel and Trembling Bells. Minor punk, Tenpole Tudor also put in an appearance. The morris dancers were safely corralled in a car park and didn’t cause too much trouble.